The purpose of the 'Kili Challenge' is to raise funds and help make life less of an uphill struggle for people with disabilities across Scotland. To find out more about some of the people your money will help support, click on the links below.
For some of you the thought of fundraising may be more daunting than the climb, especially if you have never fundraised before. Do not worry however, we know if you go about this in a positive way you will be surprised how quickly you can get the pledges of support coming in.
No matter how you go about your fundraising, there is one vital tool you will need and this can be downloaded below - the Sponsor Form.
This sheet allows you to record your pledges from individuals, groups and businesses making it easier to remember who has offered to sponsor you. You'll notice the 'GiftAid' logo on the sheet and the tick box, if your sponsor is a UK tax payer we can claim an additional 25p for every £1 they donate! So if you get a £200 sponsor who has marked 'GiftAid' you have actually raised £250!
How to fundraise?
Using your sponsorship form you could go round friends, family, colleagues etc. explaing what the challenge is and who you are supporting for a donation and get pledges that way.
However if you are feeling a bit more creative you could arrange events or doing other little challenges to help gain pledges. For this we have created our 'Fundraising Toolkit' that can be downloaded below. It is filled with a bazillion (a really really big amount) of fundraising tip, tricks and ideas to help you reach your target.
Guide to setting up your Just Giving Page.
Click Get Started on the JustGiving homepage.
This will take you to a log in page, if you have an account already then please sign in. If not click No-I’m new to set one up.
Search for Cornerstone as the cause you wish to support.
Select Organised Event and click on Cornerstone Kilimanjaro Challenge.
Finalise your selection by stating if you are doing an event of challenge in memory of someone, if the charity is contributing to the cost of your fundraising, and if you’d like to stay up to date with Cornerstone’s and JustGiving’s news.
Choose your JustGiving web address.
Click create your page.
Your page is now set up and ready to accept donations!
To personalise your page click on Your Pages, select the Cornerstone Kilimanjaro Challenge page and then click Edit your Page.
Here you can add your story, photos, videos, choose a page colour theme and edit the thank you message donors receive from you.
When you have your page looking good and ready to go you can share it on social media, email your contacts, or add a ‘Sponsor me’ button to your email signature, website or blog.
Set yours up @ http://www.justgiving.com/
Guide to setting up your Everyday Hero page.
Click on Start fundraising on the EverydayHero website.
Click on the drop down box which appears beside Find an event to participate in or a charity to support and select charity.
Search for Cornerstone.
Click on Fundraising events and profile of Cornerstone.
On our profile page select Cornerstone Kilimanjaro Challenge.
Click on Start Fundraising where you will enter your email address and password to create an account.
When you have logged into your account you can set up your supporter page and you are ready to start accepting donations!
You can personalise your page by clicking on Edit your supporter page. Here you can set up your page name, add photos, set a fundraising goal and add a personal story.
When you have your page looking good and ready to go you can share your page on social media and with your email contacts.
Set yours up @ http://www.everydayhero.co.uk/
Fundraising Page Tip:
When writing Your Story in JustGiving or your Personal Story on Everyday Hero you may want to write your reasons for taking on this challenge and what the support of donors means to you. You can also let people know how their donation will help Cornerstone.
When describing the charity to your sponsors you may find it helpful to use the examples below, which give an idea of how their donation will benefit the lives of the people Cornerstone support.
- £5 – Allows a young person Cornerstone supports to take part in a fun recreational activity.
- £15 – Gives a child with disabilities the chance to attend an activity club for three hours.
- £50 – Enables a person Cornerstone supports to gain work experience in one of our social firms.
- £100 – Provides a child with 24 hours of respite with a foster family when they are experiencing times of significant stress or difficulty at home.
- £250 – Allows Cornerstone to run an art group for 20 adults we support.
- £500 – Provides a toy library for one of Cornerstone’s Children’s Holiday Play Schemes.
- £1,000 – Allows Cornerstone to run a 6 week Healthy Living programme for adults we support in one of our Day Opportunities Services.
- £2,500 – Enables a disabled child Cornerstone supports to have their own specially equipped wheelchair.
If you have any questions about attracting sponsors our fundraising team are happy to help and can be contacted by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 0141 5507580.